SpLD Specialist Teacher Training Courses

The following are institutions which provide training for specialist teachers seeking to gain qualifications  meeting requirements:

  • for Full Membership of Patoss and an SpLD Assessment Practising Certificate [those qualifications which meet criteria for AMBDA (Associate Membership of the BDA or that are approved by SASC)          or which would qualify
  • for Associate Membership of Patoss, [qualifications which meet criteria for Approved Teacher or Approved Practitioner Status of the BDA].

Excellence in Dyslexia, Dyscalculia Education
Associateship of the College of Teachers: Identifying and Teaching Learners with dyslexia and difficulties with literacy and numeracy.
West Sussex
Brenda Ferrie
01243 576415
07976 881051

Course leader for contact: Helene Agnew

Contact telephone: 0208 921 3572

Contact e-mail: helene.agnew@royalgreenwich.gov.uk

Course Title and accreditation level: OCR Level 5 Diploma in Teaching Learners with dyslexia/Specific Learning Difficulties – Entry code 10218

OCR Level 7 Diploma in teaching and Assessing Learners with Dyslexia/Specific Learning Difficulties – Entry code 10219

Southampton Education School MSc Education Specific Learning Difficulties (MSc Ed SpLD). This well-established professional training programme for Specialist Teacher Assessors has been recently updated and is now accredited for Associate Membership of the British Dyslexia Association at both AMBDA and AMBDA FE/HE levels. The programme integrates up-to-date theory and practice, with supervised professional practice available as part of the assessed work to enable suitably qualified candidates to meet the requirements for AMBDA and apply for an assessment practising certificate (APC). This programme is best pursued part time over two years to allow sufficient time for the supervised practice.

For more information please visit  www.southampton.ac.uk/education/spld